San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 5-4-2021

San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 5-4-2021

Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through May 3.

Progress of vaccination:

  • Doses delivered: nearly 3.09 million.
  • Doses administered: nearly 2.85 million.
  • Received at least one shot: nearly 1.51 million or 56.1% of San Diegans aged 16 and over.
  • Fully vaccinated: over 1.09 million or 40.8%.
  • The goal: to vaccinate completely 75% of San Diego County residents aged 16 and over or 2,017,011 people.
  • To date, 74.8% of the target population has received at least one vaccine and 54.4% are fully vaccinated.
  • More information about vaccination can be found

Status measurements:

  • The adjusted case rate calculated by the State of San Diego County is currently 5.0 cases per 100,000 population.
  • The percentage of positivity of the test is 2.2%.
  • The measure of health equity is 2.7%.
  • The CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11.

Community-based epidemics:

  • Two new community outbreaks were reported on May 3, one at a daycare / preschool / daycare and one at a TK-12 school.
  • In the past seven days (April 27 to May 3), 19 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
  • The outbreak of outbreaks in the community is seven days or more in seven days.


  • 6,424 tests were reported to the county on May 3 and the percentage of new positive cases was 3%.
  • The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%. The target is less than 8.0%.
  • The daily 7-day test average is 13,260.

Cases, hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care:

  • 186 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the county on May 3. The region’s total is now 276,878.
  • 15,264 or 5.5% of all cases required hospitalization.
  • 1,684 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases required admission to an intensive care unit.


  • A new death linked to COVID-19 was reported on May 3. The total for the region is 3,713.
  • The deceased was a woman in her sixties with underlying health issues. She died the week of May 1.

More information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.


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